Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper David A. Graham

Montana Highway Patrol, Montana

End of Watch Tuesday, October 9, 2007

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Reflections for Trooper David A. Graham

Rest in peace brother. We've got the watch from here. May God bless your family, friends and fellow officers who all mourn the loss of yet another hero.

Motor Officer Dominick Marraccini
Easton Police Department, Easton, PA

October 10, 2007

Rest in peace Trooper Graham, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


October 10, 2007

We continue in your memory.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Trooper David Graham and our brothers and sisters serving with the Montana Highway Patrol.

Master Trooper
Virginia State Police

October 10, 2007

Thank you for your service. You will be remembered by all of us. Your family is in our thoughts.

Sr. Probation/Parole Ofc Clint Hoiland
Idaho Department of Correction

October 10, 2007

Thank you in peace. God Bless

Trooper #16286
California Highway Patrol

October 10, 2007

Rest in Peace...

Police Officer
Syracuse Police Dept,NY

October 10, 2007

Dear Trooper Graham

Thank you for all that you did for the people of Montana. I hope your family knows you are respected by the ENTIRE law enforcement community. Rest In Peace Brother.

Deputy J. Ashment
Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office
Salt Lake City, Utah

Deputy J. Ashment
Salt Lake County Sheriffs Office

October 10, 2007

To the family and friends of Trooper Graham, May God be with you in your time of grief. Trooper Graham died making this world a better place. Our prayers will be with you.

Trooper Shawn Fowler
Montana Highway Patrol

October 10, 2007

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service.

nc game warden

October 10, 2007

Godspeed Trooper! Rest assured the members of your department will take care of your family from here....

Trooper Mark Holthaus
Washington State Patrol

October 10, 2007

May God be with your wife and children and look after them in their time of need. You will be missed greatly by the family of the Montana Highway Patrol.

You will never be forgotten...

Trooper Jeff Sargent MHP336

October 10, 2007

To Trooper Graham's family and Trooper family,
My heart just sunk when I received the notice of Trooper David Graham. I will say a prayer for comfort for his family and police family he left behind.
Even though we currently reside in Maryland, the suburbs of Washington, My husband Officer Mark Wood and I have a home in Montana so we have a heartfelt connection to members of our police family in Montana. Our prayers are with you. May God keep you in the palm of his hand and ease the pain of your loss.
Elizabeth Wood and Officer Mark Wood

Mark Wood, K-9
Metropolitan Police Dept. Washington DC

October 10, 2007

Thoughts and prayers are with your family and your agency. RIP Brother in Blue.

Patrolman D. Kirk #309
Round Lake Heights PD (IL)

October 10, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and the brave members of the Montana Highway Patrol. God speed.

Connecticut State Police

October 10, 2007

My God be with you Trooper Graham,your family,and the Men,and Women of the Montana Highway Patrol during this tragic time.

Officer Dannis Drummonds
Homewood Police (Alabama)

October 10, 2007

Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends - John 15:13 Thank you David for your hard work and protection friend. It was great working beside you. On behalf of the Columbia Falls Fire Department, our condolences to the Graham family and to the rest of our friends at the Kalispell MHP office, God Bless you all. Just as David was here for us, we are here for you.

Robert Webber, Fire Chief
Columbia Falls, MT. Fire Department

October 10, 2007

My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Trooper Graham. Rest in peace, sir, and thank you for your dedication and sacrifice. You will not be forgotten.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

October 10, 2007

Trooper Graham
Thank you for your service, rest in peace my brother. Watch over the rest of us from your heavenly perch.

To the Family of Trooper Graham
Your complete family are in my families prayers and god bless you. This is a dark time, but there is light at end of this tunnel and your heart will heal. My family is just starting to make it thru it with the death of my future son in-law Josh Norris (EOW Jul 5th 2007). I know you can not see pass the grief right now or believe you could have shed some may tears. What has helped my family and may help yours, remember your love ones laugh, his smile and all those things that are unique to him, since they are truly what made him. David will always be with you, that gentle wind that dries your tears, that warm feeling of an embrace when no one is near is his way of helping you heal.

Deputy John Latour
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

October 10, 2007

Rest in Peace Sir............

Officer Thomas Wiederhold
Fort Worth Texas Police

October 10, 2007

The Graham family: My the lord give you guidence and strength. It is not how David died that made him a hero, it was how he lived that did so.
My brother, watch over us, and walk with each of the new officers that follow.
Sgt. Timm

Sergeant Gary Timm
Columbus Police-Montana

October 10, 2007

Your watch is ended. May our Heavenly Father watch over your family and friends during this tragic time? May your soul walk carefully and proudly into everlasting life. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in God’s peace my friend, you deserve it. These are "American Heroes" who just yesterday were women and men just doing their job!


Chaplain Michael Grinnals
Camillus Police Department

October 10, 2007

When God Made Peace Officers
Unknown Author
When the Lord was creating peace officers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, "You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one"

And the Lord said, "Have you read the spec on this order?" A peace officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn't touch, and not wrinkle his uniform."

He has to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a homicide scene that night, canvass the neighborhood for witnesses and testify in court the next day."

He has to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half-eaten meals. And he has to have six pairs of hands."

The angel shook her head slowly and said, "Six pairs of way."

"It's not the hands that are causing me problems." said the Lord, "It's the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have."

"That's on the standard model?" asked the angel.

The Lord nodded. "One pair that sees through the bulge in a pocket before he asks, 'May I see what's in there sir?' (When he already knows and wishes he'd taken that accounting job.) Another pair here in the side of the head for his partner's safety. And another pair of eyes here in the front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say. 'You'll be all right ma'am.' When he knows it isn't so."

"Lord," said the angel, touching his sleeve, "rest and work on this tomorrow."

"I can't" said the Lord, "I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound drunk into a patrol car without incident, and feed a family of five on a civil service pay check."

The angel circled the model of the peace officer very slowly. "Can it think?" she asked.

"You bet." said the Lord. "It can tell you the elements of a hundred crime scenes; recite Miranda warnings in his sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on the street in less time than it takes five learned judges to debate the legality of the stop...and still keeps its sense of humor."

"This officer also has phenomenal personal control. He can deal with crime scenes painted in hell; coax a confession from a child abuser; comfort a murder victim's family; and then read in the daily paper how law enforcement isn't sensitive to the rights of criminal suspects."

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her fingers across the cheek of the peace officer. "There's a leak." She pronounced. "I told you that you are trying to put to much in this model."
"That's not a leak," said the Lord, "it's a tear."
"What's the tear for?" asked the angel.
"It's for bottled-up emotions; for fallen comrades; for commitment to that funny piece of metal called his badge; for justice."
"You're a genius." said the angel.
The Lord looked somber. "I didn't put it there." he said.
Hope these words will help all who knew Trooper Graham, in the next few days to know that he is in the hands of the Almighty.
Canon City, Colorado

Marilyn Robinson
cc-Pirate Internet Radio

October 10, 2007

Godspeed brother...go in peace

Det. R. Murphy

October 10, 2007

God bless Trooper David Graham and his family. Rest in peace. Thank you for your faithful service to this great nation.


October 10, 2007

Thank You for your dedication to the citizens of the state of montana, you will never be forgotten, my shift is in memory of you tonight.

Chief Jason Doorenbos-Parry
Colorado Springs Security

October 10, 2007

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